And these guys (Jim and Sami) explain it why this kind of thing NEVER EVER works.
Not to mention they give other extremely useful advice in other area of life, like how to obtain a good habit for example. Some ladies just dry up, after you got their e-mail adress.
And of course no lady has social network account...
They prefer to be there with a fake name, than to show pictures of her own...
Today I would recommend myself to subscribe to some FREE newsletters from dating-gurus like Jim Wolfe and Sami Moa.
Sign up for one month, and then let your subscription expire.
The business model is quite easy to understand: local agencies recruit ladies that are willing to put their add with nice professional pictures and a nice description.
To attract them they offer to share the money that men will pay to open letters or that they will receive gifts.
For the Men who are searching for LOVE: Do not ever send nor 1 dollar over there.
I am not sure for married w child/-ren, but for the free ones, I have to say: When we were close to getting the limit of 15 mails to obtain their email they claimed various reasons for not continuing the communications such as "I found a job in Poland, good luck w your life" or they continue to write again and again the same stuff as if they are mentally retarded etc." ...
And yes, the competition is a bit more than it was a couple of years ago, but by utilizing this guide you should have no problems whatsoever.